As many grapple with higher than normal temperatures this time of year there will be a natural desire amongst exercise enthusiasts to try to accelerate weight reduction goals. This, as you may have guessed, comes under the heading of “foolhardy” as most efforts of this kind are based upon unsound principles and merely the flavour of year in exercise culture.
In my career I thought I had seen every possible error and though disappointed with the training frontier in 1995 say, I never believed it would get much worse. Of course that ante was upped at the turn of the millennium as ridiculous ideas became common place in the exercise community, yet once again I believe it could not get much worse. This story would be repeated in 2005 or so and then took a gigantic step forward in the present as through media players extremely poor quality technique and notions are now accepted in many circles. It has virtually turned the exercise sector, once so steeped in rock solid principles into an absurd series of “tests” where the most likely result is injury and disappointment.
Being “intense” in your workout is not a set of movements, strung together without any concept or idea of energy cycle or excusing horrible technical form as collateral damage of a “good workout”. An individual who allows poor technical form, particularly in multiple joint movements, has relinquished their role as a “exercise professional” and should not be in the position of mentoring others and forget the idea of a “hobby” as a coach. Unfortunately media players have allowed the viral spread of such nonsense and the long-term effect will only serve to lower quality of coaching and of-course service to the exercise going public who simply deserve better.
Stringing exercises together to the point of exhaustion does not prove a workout is effective but instead evidence that designer of said regime does not understand energy cycles and training principles and merely fooling users they are improving work threshold. The training effect of such an approach will be modest, in-fact can actually lower testosterone of males in long-duration sets and put the individual in a highly injurious situation.
Losing weight comes via a long term exercise regime that can be accelerated to a significant extent through a proper diet approach and further be jettisoned forward with supplementation. These three “prongs” of attack must at all times cater to recovery, which within exercise translates most commonly in RED2, Hurdles, DMC and range of motion work (see also “Modern Monday”) and supplying the body its necessary fuel within food choices and supplementation. By applying this very simple formula weight loss goals will accelerate quickly and in a manner that promotes long term health.
Prepared by John Davies
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John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern, Super Cissus, PowerFull and Prime, along with additional use of Recreate, Yok3d, Anabolic Pump and Pink Magic depending upon his training cycle
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